Reading First Continuation (Yr. 6/6)
PLEASE NOTE: THE DUE DATE FOR THE READING FIRST APPLICATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. THE APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE DEPARTMENT AND SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 4:00 PM ON APRIL 14, 2008.

Division: Educational Standards and Programs
Office: Reading First

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Purpose: The federal Reading First Program is a six year program (three years of successful implementation followed by an additional three years of funding and implementation, pending approval) that focuses on implementing scientifically-based reading researched (SBRR) programs and practices in K-3 classrooms. New Jersey Reading First funding will provide assistance to Reading First school districts so that they may continue to phase in scientifically- based reading researched comprehensive reading programs in all K-3 general education, special education, Bilingual, and ESL classrooms in identified Reading First schools. As part of the continuation grant, and the multi-year design, year six of implementation will continue to focus on LEAs implementing and purchasing supplemental and intervention programs, as well as instructional materials and assessments that are scientifically-based and meet federal and state criteria. New Jersey Reading First funding will also continue to provide eligible Reading First districts with support for their special education populations through the provision of Special Education Literacy Resource Coaches (SELRC). Students with disabilities are among the subgroups that are expected to make 'adequate yearly progress' in reading achievement as part of the No Child Left Behind requirements.

Eligible Agencies: Agencies that received awards in Year 5 are eligible to apply as listed in the Eligibility section of the Notice of Grant Opportunity document.

Approximate Number of Awards: 20 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $11,947,251 Application Due Date: 4/14/2008